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The ICWA Fellowship nurtures deep expertise in foreign countries and cultures by supporting each Fellow’s self-designed program of independent study abroad for a minimum of two years.
Jessica Reilly I May 3, 2016We just crossed the dreaded Gulf of Tehuantepec: the southernmost gulf in Pacific Mexico, where winds funnel out of the Caribbean, howling down across land to gobble up sailboats in the Pacific with 20-30′ waves. We grabbed our weather window and raced Prism on a double overnight to Puerto Chiapas. A great adventure and test ...Read more
Jessica Reilly I April 21, 2016We are about to depart from Zihuatanejo. We have spent the past two days exploring and reprovisioning here. The town is unlike any we have seen yet, it somehow has the humm of a busy city and the quaintness and relaxed vibe of a coastal town. The bay itself is beautiful; steep, jungle-clad hills (mostly ...Read more
Neri Zilber I April 21, 2016The Daily Beast – In his latest article, past ICWA Fellow Neri Zilber examines an important and often overlooked factor that is contributing to the decline in violence in the West Bank, the work of the Palestinian Authority Security Forces. The PASF cooperates with the Israel Defense Forces to contain Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which has been and continues to ...Read more
icwa I April 21, 2016The Bonjour Effect: The Secret Codes of French Conversation Revealed is the latest book on French language and culture from past ICWA Fellows Julie Barlow and Jean-Benoît Nadeau. The Bonjour Effect explores and examines the art of French conversation and explains the way that the French talk about themselves, the world, and everything in between. ...Read more